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    Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Snow: The Simpsons Marathon

    By Jesse Ferrell, Meteorologist/Community Director
    8/25/2014, 8:42:36 AM

    I love The Simpsons. Two years ago, I wrote a blog about the meteorological accuracy of "The Simpsons" home town, based on Matt Groening finally admitting the long-running television show was based on the town of Springfield, Oregon. According to the FXX press release: "FXX will launch a record-breaking marathon of the series on August 21, 2014. For 24 hours a day, over the course of the 12 days, FXX will air 552 episodes of The Simpsons, in chronological order." Today, I look at the number of episodes featuring weather, share some weather-related quotes, and other tidbits:

    Homer: Piece of cake! All we have to do is follow the [elephant's] path of destruction. (Looks Up) Oh, stupid tornado! Homer: Oh Lisa! There's no record of a hurricane ever hitting Springfield! Lisa: Yes, but the records only go back to 1978 when the Hall of Records was mysteriously blown away. Lisa: Hmm.  Pressure dropping, humidity rising over eighty percent,  increasing wind? (consults ‘How, Why, and Huh? Book of Weather’) Here we are -- chapter two: ‘So Your Pressure Is Dropping.

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